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nonlegal

(ˌnɒnˈliːɡəl)
adj
(Law) not legal
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Adj.1.nonlegal - not regulated or sanctioned by law; "there were only extralegal recourses for their grievances"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"
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(188) These nonlegally enforceable rules and standards (NLERS) are most effectively disseminated and enforced through market dynamics and reputational constraints rather than judicial decisions.
Acting independently, but with knowledge of the governance efforts of other actors, particularly Congress, to regulate information regarding the use of conflict minerals, the OECD has contributed its broad-based consultation and expertise to provide nonlegally binding regulation to the polycentric governance system for conflict minerals.
(21) Rock and Wachter claim that "the raison d'etre of firms is to replace legal governance of relations with nonlegally enforceable governance mechanisms (what are sometimes called 'norms')." (22) Under this view, "corporate law emerges as a remarkably sophisticated mechanism for facilitating self-governance by NLERS"--that is, "nonlegally enforceable rules and standards." (23) "In other words, in this model, the boundary of the firm is a jurisdictional boundary chosen by the participants." (24) Thus, according to Rock and Wachter, fiduciary duties truly are, and ought to be, largely unenforceable.
India has buckled under pressure by agreeing to nonlegally binding deal and weak emission cuts from rich nations
Citing only the obiter dictum, which is a nonlegally binding supportive argument, as legal grounds for foreign suffrage is absurd.
1619, 1642-44 (2001) (arguing that "nonlegally enforceable rules and standards" will govern much of a firm's conduct); Robert B.
Supreme Court clarified that nonlegally protected interests could
1994 regulations nonlegally protected intangibles could have had
(16) According to Raustiala, legality refers to the formality with which an international agreement creates an international legal obligation, varying from legally binding contracts to nonlegally binding pledges.
The General Assembly may make nonlegally binding resolutions that are often reflective of international will, but it has no ability to consider questions concerning international peace and security if they are already being discussed by the Security Council.